Speaking Engagement

56th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute

Hawaii Tax Institute Foundation & Chaminade University of Honolulu

Sheraton Waikiki Resort
2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI

Blank Rome Partner Sean R. Weissbart will speak at the 56th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute, sponsored by the Hawaii Tax Institute Foundation & Chaminade University of Honolulu and being held November 3 through 7, 2019, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

On Sunday, November 3, Sean will co-present the pre-conference workshop, “Estate and Gift Tax after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” from 12:00 to 4:45 p.m., which will introduce the basic estate and gift tax system currently in effect after passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including the basic principles of the estate tax regime, making gifts in trust, and the basic structure of the most common trusts used in estate planning.

Sean will also co-present “Trusts and Divorce,” as part of the conference’s “Controversies” track, on Tuesday, November 5, from 4:00 to 4:50 p.m. This session will discuss the key issues relating to the preparation, administration, and modification of trusts upon a divorce, including:

  • rights of the grantor-spouse over trusts created during marriage
  • best practices for creating trusts before and during marriage to exclude transferred assets and/or income from the marital estate
  • special rules for residents of community property states
  • strategies to modify trusts pursuant to a dissolution agreement or court order

CLE credit may be available.

For more information, please visit the event webpage.